Sep 29, 2020  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish, BA

The Spanish program offers courses in Spanish Language, Linguistics, and Literatures. The main focus of the program is to develop the student’s language proficiency and the literary and cultural competencies demanded by many professional fields. To accomplish these goals, the Spanish curriculum includes courses in Spanish proficiency, Hispanic linguistics, and Spanish and Spanish-American literatures and civilizations. These courses are provided for students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree and/or secondary teacher certification in Spanish, for those fulfilling Second Language requirements or the literature requirement in the Core Curriculum Program, and for those seeking electives to support majors and minors in other fields.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will

  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency in Spanish through performance on examinations, in-class presentations, and research papers;
  • demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the cultural, linguistic and literary aspects of the Spanish-speaking countries through in-class presentations, and research papers;
  • be able to analyze and interpret these concepts through in-class presentations, written reports and research projects;
  • be prepared to teach Spanish and/or continue their studies at the graduate level

For students planning to register for 3000 or 4000 level courses, a prerequisite of twelve hours or its equivalent is required. For teacher certification, both the TExES examination (LOTE-613 [Languages Other Than English]) and the PPR-160 (Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Test) must be completed.

Students interested in Credit by Examination should refer to the University policy in this catalog.

The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish requires a minimum of 36 semester hours, at least 30 of which must be at the upper-division level. Students seeking a B.A. in Spanish are required to take the following courses:

Degree Requirements

  Semester Hours
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Major Requirements
  4. University Electives
  5. Foreign Language Requirement
  Total 120

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year student are required to take the following courses:

Four from Spanish electives: 12 hrs.

  •  SPAN 2000***, 3000 or 4000 not taken before


*May be repeated when topics vary.

** If Spanish majors opt for any of these courses in the Core Curriculum, such course will not count towards the major. It shall be replaced with a different SPAN 3000 or 4000 literature course to complete the 12 hours in this area.

***Must obtain approval from faculty advisor